Debuting at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the Ram Revolution BEV Concept is our first official look at the upcoming all-electric Ram electric pickup.
While it’s purely a concept at this point, we expect a lot of what you see here to make it to a production truck that Ram expects to show off later this year.
First, it’s a body-on-frame platform, called STLA Frame, and utilizes an 800-volt architecture. That means that it should, if everything goes properly, be able to charge at up to 350 kW. Ram is claiming that you can add 100 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes.
Ram is quoting battery size or range estimates — expect that on the production truck — but we wouldn’t be surprised to see around 300 or so miles of range from around a 150 kWh pack. Ultimately it’ll depend on how efficient the truck is at speed.
The truck will be all-wheel drive, with an electric motor at the front and at the rear, and we expect power and torque to be on par with the competition. One cool thing Ram is doing with the Revolution is including rear-wheel steering, which we think is a game changer on big vehicles, and they will articulate up to 15-degrees. That’s 5-degrees more than the competition.
Something new for Ram is a power-operated midgate. Like the Silverado and Sierra EVs, owners will be able to fold down the midgate and extend the usable bed length to 18-feet.
Outside, the truck features a pitchfork, or tuning fork, lighting design and an illuminated R-A-M logo. Inside, there is a premium interior with a massive infotainment screen and a new instrument cluster. A Ram first is an augmented reality heads up display, which should assist in making navigation easier.
One other cool thing Ram is working on is an app for your phone that helps make packing the truck easier. You tell it what you’re trying to haul, and it’ll show you how to get it to fit in the truck. Maybe it makes the most sense to put it in the frunk? Maybe you’ll need to fold the midgate to get it to work? Whatever it takes, the app will show you how to do it.
You’ll notice that this truck is the BEV Concept. Ram boss Mike Koval confirmed to us last year that the Ram Revolution (or whatever the final name is) would also be available with a range extender option. This truck we’re looking at here does not have that option.
We’re excited to check the truck out in person, and we don’t expect significant changes from this concept to the production version that should debut later this year.
If you can’t check it out at CES, it should be making the auto show rounds throughout the spring.
Updated (9:47 AM EST, 1/9/2023) – Added walk round first look video of the Ram Revolution 1500 BEV Concept.